Jim Gable is Vice President of Innovation and President of Technology Ventures for Chevron. In this role, he leads Chevron’s primary organization for accessing external technology and preparing it for enterprise scale-up, leveraging venture capital investments, technology pilots, university relationships and a portfolio of internal transformational technology projects to deliver affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy.
Jim has been with Chevron 24 years, previously leading the Downstream Technology & Services organization, overseeing the development and deployment of Downstream-related technologies for the enterprise. In that role, he led the Richmond Technology Center, Chevron’s largest scientific campus.
Earlier, Jim held commercial, operational and technical leadership roles, including leading and assessing major transactions within Chevron’s Mergers & Acquisitions group and serving as the General Manager of Value Chain Optimization, where he was accountable for the profitability of the majority of Chevron’s US refining and marketing businesses.
Previously, Jim was Burnaby Refinery Manager and Country Chair for Chevron Canada Limited, based outside Vancouver, British Columbia. He was also Americas Regional Manager of Manufacturing & Supply for Oronite, where his primary role was plant manager for Oronite’s Oak Point facility outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. Oronite is Chevron’s wholly owned specialty chemicals company.
During his early years with the company Jim was focused on technology commercialization, leading the venture capital team within Chevron Technology Ventures. Jim holds a Materials Science & Engineering degree from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Virginia.